The holidays are a time for family, buddies, and fun. What could be more fun than curling up with a good movie? Look no further if you’re looking for great movies to watch over the holidays. Here are some of the best movies to overlook over the holidays.
Looking for a movie to watch over the holiday season? Here are some of our favorite best-best films to watch over the holidays!
“Die Hard” is one of our all-time favorite movies. The fighting, the suspense, and the action are perfect for a cold winter night. Plus, it’s always fun to see Bruce Willis in action.
“The Shawshank Redemption” is another great movie to watch over the holidays. It’s one of those movies that will make you feel good about yourself after watching it. It also has a great storyline and acting from Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
Finally, “The Godfather” is undoubtedly one of the best movies ever. If you haven’t seen it, now is the time to do so. It is an amazing story and features some of the best drama ever put on a movie.
Die Hard 2
When it comes to the best movies to watch over the holidays, a few come to mind. However, Die Hard two is one of those movies that any fan of the action genre should check out. Not only is it an extremely fun movie to watch, but it also has a lot of heart.
The Santa Clause
This classic Christmas movie is always a hit with kids. Kevin Costner stars as Tim Allen’s lovable father, who learns he has to take on the role of Santa Claus after his son gets trapped in the store on Christmas Eve.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This dark but delightful Halloween tale follows Jack Skellington, a mischievous skeleton who tries to take over Christmas Day in a sleepy Halloween town.
Buddy travelogue extraordinaire Buddy the Elf embarks on a grand adventure when he’s mistakenly sent to Earth in 1971 instead of 1984. Along the way, he meets a human girl (Jennifer Aniston) and her family and must prevent Santa from discovering his true identity.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold takes an extended vacation in Europe with his family only to find that they’ve messed up all his preparations for Christmas including ruining the snow on Mount Rushmore! To make things right, they must go back home and fix everything before everyone returns home for the holiday season.
How to prepare for the holidays
Here are a few we recommend if you’re looking for some great movies to watch over the holidays.
“A Christmas Story” is a holiday classic perfect for family gatherings. Ralphie is never too old for a good laugh, and everyone in the room will appreciate the humor.
“Miracle on 34th Street” is another timeless movie that can always bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Santa Claus makes an appearance in this delightful tale, and it’s sure to keep kids of all ages entertained.
Finally, “The Polar Express” is one of the most beloved family films of all time, and it’s worth watching over the holidays. Santa brings his famous train to life in this enchanting story, and it’ll get even the littlest ones excited for Christmas morning.
Oscar-Winning Movies to Watch Over the Holidays
This year, many Oscar-winning movies will be available over the holidays. Here are a few of our favorites: “The Shape of Water” – This film is based on the novel of the same name by Guillermo del Toro. It tells the story of a woman captured and held captive in a government lab. She falls in love with an amphibian-like creature and must help save him from being killed. “Call Me By Your Name” – This movie tells the story of a young man who visits his father’s estate in Italy during the summer and falls in love with his tutor, played by Armie Hammer. “Darkest Hour” – This historical drama tells the story of Churchill’s fight to keep Britain in World War II as Prime Minister. “The Post” – This comedy-drama tells the story of The Washington Post’s decision to publish The Pentagon Papers, which reveals secrets about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
The Holiday Calendar
This quirky Christmas comedy stars Ellen Page as a woman forced to spend the holidays with her hostile family. Despite initially hating them, she slowly starts to appreciate their unique way of celebrating the holidays. The film was directed by Jonathan Levine and featured an all-star cast including Chris Pine, Jenny Slate, Christoph Waltz, and Nick Offerman.
A Kid Like Jake
This heartwarming drama follows a young boy sent to live with relatives in rural Canada during Christmas. At first, he is resistant to the change, but he eventually bonds with his new family and learns about the true meaning of Christmas. The film was directed by Sean Durkin and starred Robert De Niro, Naomi Watts, and Ann Dowd.
The Skeleton Twins
Twins, played by Dan Fogler and Jacob Tremblay, star as two estranged brothers forced to spend Christmas together in their childhood home. The siblings must try to reconcile their differences while also dealing with memories from their past. The film was directed by Craig Gillespie and featured an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Adam Driver, Christina Applegate, Rob Lowe, and Jane Fonda.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Looking for the perfect movie to watch during the holidays? Look no further than “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This all-time favorite is sure to bring happiness and holiday cheer.
If you’re new to the film, don’t worry. It’s just under two hours short, so you can easily get through it in one sitting. And if you’re a movie fan, there are plenty of extras to explore, including deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and crew.
Of course, a holiday season would only be complete with a little Christmas spirit. So add “It’s a Wonderful Life” to your list and prepare to be swept away into Bedford Falls life!